This primitive tribal custom makes the Gospel understandable. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya A Biographical History of Christian Missions. May God continue to bless your family for all your endeavors. However, they could not ignore God's calling any longer. Living with them in virtual isolation from the modern world involved exposure to , , and , as well as the threat of violence. What he discovered was the Sawi concept of the Peace Child.
When inter-tribal warfare breaks out, the battles continue until a warring chief offers his son as a means of bringing lasting peace. Description Don and Carol Richardson respond to the call of Christ. In light of the Sawi idealization of treachery, Richardson wonders what possible guarantee there can be of real peace. Don also began teaching at the in Pasadena, becoming Director of Tribal Peoples' Studies. When will I get my order? He explains that any man who accepts God's peace child never needs to offer a human peace child again. Love the memories of serving our King.
My late wife, Carol Joy, succumbed to cancer and went to Glory in early 2004. The killing is off-screen, but attended with special-effects blood. Finding redemptive analogies in a particular work of fiction is optional. Hoping to see you again, Don Dear Richardson Family, as I was turning a corner above the U. Olive Daggett Dear Mr Richardson, I read your book shortly after it was published. If the video doesn't load, refresh the page and try again.
Each village presents the enemy with an infant as a peace child. Richardson seizes upon the concept as a redemptive analogy for his religious doctrines. In the case of an offense, someone may plead the peace child and strife will cease. This was a terrifying mission to undertake, considering that they had a small child and had never done mission work with native tribes before. After completing their mission of bringing Christ to the Sawi people, Don and Carol left the Sawi people in the hands of their own church elders and another missionary couple.
The only fair conclusion is that Paul began to study Greek culture after his conversion to Jesus! What's God calling you to do? He is a living, breathing testament to the fact that anyone can make a difference in the world. This language is extremely complex, and contains 19 different tenses for every single verb in their language. One can't bring Muslims to Christianity by using Muslim concepts, he argues. If above ways do not work, try to use other browsers. For this jubilee year celebration, Steve, his brothers who are both on the mission field , and Don are headed back to Indonesia. The Sawi people were known to be cannibalistic headhunters, making the Richardsons' mission a dangerous one. In time, battles broke out between various villages over who got to be close to the Richardsons.
After learning the language of the Sawi, Don teaches the Gospel but is shocked when it results in bitter fighting between villages. Soon after, Hato, an elder in the village, also accepts Richardson's teachings. This year is the fiftieth year since the Sawi first received and understood the life-changing news of Christ. Orders shipped with free shipping arrive in an estimated 5 business days M-F depending on your location. In order to make the Richardsons stay, the people decided to make peace with their long hated enemies.
The father so desperately craved peace that he was willing to offer his own son to the opposing tribe to do what was right. This was used as their Christian meeting place. I was shocked when she said she understood some of the language. This provided an amazing example for the Sawi people to learn from. While spreading the story of Jesus there, they are completely shocked at the people's reaction. The Sawi have spread the message to others, for one thing.
A new couple came to our church recently and his wife is from Indonesia. You can sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Once the betrayal is complete, the story of Kani's treachery spreads through the Sawi culture, fast making him a Legendmaker around the Sawi campfires. In 1962, Don and his wife Carol moved to West Papua, Indonesia. It is so beautiful and amazing to me to be able to consume Him in the physical act of Holy Eucharist as well as in spirit and soul as I did for 42 years as a Protestant, through his word and prayer. At this point in time, the Richardsons were considering leaving the area. In their new home in the jungle, the Richardsons set about learning the native which was daunting in its complexity.